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JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

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Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

Contact your VARO


Pension Management Centers


Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

How to Use My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record.

It is designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, their caregivers and others. To use My HealtheVet, you will need a computer with Internet access...

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What's your VA up to today?
If you aren't reading the

Federal Register, you may miss it.

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Office of Child Support Enforcement
Income Withholding and Medical Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions

VA Home Loans and

Housing-Related Assistance
VA Assistance to Veterans Who Are Severely Disabled

​Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities may apply for grants to build an adapted home or install ramps, widen

doors, or make other modifications

to live more independently.

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Who's Running This Show?

Aljazeera
British Broadcasting Corporation
Business Insider

BENEFITS

Disability, Survivors, SSDI,

Dependents, Pension

Breitbart

Central Intelligence Agency
Electronic Reading Room

Benefits.gov

CHAMPVA

Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Choice Program

Billing Issues
1-877-881-7618      9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 38

CNN

Courthouse News
Ann Coulter
CNN Sources

"Contact Your Representative!!!"
Who are my representatives?

C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

Contact Your Representative
Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

Daily Beast

DENIED!!!   How To Appeal

DIC  CHAMPVA

Education For Dependents

(DTRA)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Drudge

DIVORCE

Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website
ebenefits

The Federal Register

Financial Times

FOX News

Free Beacon

GUNS Weapons   Concealed Carry

NICS     Veterans 2nd Amendment Rights

Gallup

Gulf News

The Guardian

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

The Hill

HufPo

IMO  IME  DBQs   Nexus Letters

India Times

Infowars

Independent Expert  Medical Opinions

The Jerusalem Post

Limbaugh

Medical Records Review

Marijuana   &  VA  DRUG TESTING & VA

Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Pravda

Politico

Project-Syndicate
Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]

Radio Garden

Real Clear Politics

Reuters

Sky

Smoking Gun

Socialist Worker

TIME

The Sun

Talking Points Memo

Truthdig

USA Today

U.S. Medicine
Veterans Benefits Administration
Fact Sheets

The VA App Store

VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA Payment for Emergency Care

The Veterans Law Library

Ventusky Weather Wind Map

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefit Brochures

Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

Vietnam War Resources

vets.gov
va.gov

VillageVoice

Washington Post
Washington Times

Welcome to Military Disney Tips!

Weekly World News

World Net Daily
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The attorneys and doctors

you'll meet here will

be happy to review your

case for free. It will only cost you a little of your time to speak with an expert. What  are  you waiting for?

Pinups For Veterans

Forms

No Form, No Benefit!


VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

The NPRC

Military Records DD 214

Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
Official Personnel Folders (OPF)

Selective Service Records

Deceased Veteran's Claim Files

Individual Deceased Personnel File

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

Veteran Proud
Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Benefits




Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

Contact Jim

<jim912@gmail.com>

VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important? 

From the Desk of Drew Early, Veterans Law Attorney

Golden v. Shulkin, No. 16-1208(CAVC, February 23, 2018)


Hey Jim: This is a bit of an outlier of a case but still important if GAF scores were involved

in a VA mental disability assessment (typically with PTSD, but can also apply to other disorders). 

The Court recognized that a GAF score is a subjective assessment; thus, it should be treated as

such and not be utilized if other rating criteria under the DSM-V are available. 

(The DSM-V is the latest version of the standard manual on mental disorders from the American Psychiatric Association and the medical community no longer utilizes GAF scores).


THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an increased disability rating for service-connected depressive disorder, currently evaluated as 30 percent disabling. 2. Entitlement to a total disability rating due to individual unemployability (TDIU) as a result of service-connected disabilities.

Veterans Law Attorney

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Parts 3, 8, 14, 19, 20, and 21 RIN 2900–AQ26 VA Claims and Appeals Modernization 

Jim...This is what VA has been implementing in fact for the last six+ months. The proposal clearly lays out that certain previous programs didn’t work, including the Expedited Claims Adjudication Initiative that dated back to 2009. OK, so what's really important out of all of this?
1.  VA has proposed the 1st major revamp of the appeals process in decades--they have recognized the old system doesn't work.  No need to get into why that was the case, except that it means there are currently some 400,000+ appeals pending between the BVA and VBA combined, depending on whose numbers you use.  (For those folks that want to dig into it, I refer you to the Monday Morning Workload Report and BVA's annual Report to the Congress).
2.  The new system is, as advertised by the VA, to provide for appeals being processed with 125 days if they go through a review officer and within a year if the appeal goes before a judge at BVA.  It is already being implemented for legacy appeals under Rapid Appeals Management Program (RAMP), in which a veteran can today ask for his appeal to be transferred to the new system.  If a veteran does so, he cannot then have the appeal transfer back to the old system.  Those goals for processing are just that--goals; this is all too new to see if VA can objectively meet these timelines.  All appeals will fall under the new system beginning in February of 2019.
3.  The new system has 3 tracks: higher level review, supplemental review, and formal appeal.  Think of these tracks as the old Request for Reconsideration, local hearing (DRO), and formal hearing (BVA).  The higher level review track precludes the submission of additional favorable evidence, so I cannot see ever suggesting a client go that route.  The supplemental review route provides for new evidence but only if the evidence is new and material.  Oh, and VA gets to choose what's "new and material". I see that being used in a  big way by VA to limit appeals.  I don't think much has to be said about formal appeals except that manning levels at the BVA were sufficient to process 50,000 appeals last fiscal year (while 60,000 new appeals came in the door).  The BVA judges know what they are doing, once you can get to them.  I am concerned that their capacity to get appeals out within a year is not sufficient, given the existing backlog inventory.
So, the appeals situation is ugly and has been for decades--we know that.  Veterans have been their own worst enemy, as well, appealing everything they can without considering the waste of time and effort it puts everyone through.  I recently helped a veteran at a BVA hearing; he had 33 items under appeal and we immediately withdrew 27 of those items.  He had previously been advised by a well-meaning VSO to "claim everything and appeal everything".  When I explained to him that 6 of his claims had merit and might actually result in a rating and the others, even if awarded, wouldn't change any combined rating, he then caught on.  /s/ Drew

Surgery Snafu

Veteran prepped for surgery stopped from having operation

Frequently veterans will ask if we provide counseling services.

In response to this, Dr. Valette will be accepting a few veteran’s or family members for

Tele-Health personal counseling sessions. Phone, text, email sessions.




Daily availability to each veteran.
At this time, only available to veteran’s who live in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Washington, Iowa, S.Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii. Email for more info and pricing: Info@VeteransPsychEvaluations.com

Yes, you can sue the VA for medical malpractice.

How to Increase an Existing VA Disability Rating

The application process is pretty easy, you can DIY in no time.

We provide the "How To" details here.

Dr. Bash Opines On:

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

Dr. Bash also has some words of wisdom to share about how

to prepare for when this goes into effect in 2019.

CLICK IT here to read the article

How to Fight VA Debt

​If there's one thing military members know, it's that when the Defense Department gives you too much money, it will come back for it eventually.The VA is similar, but the system is worse.

Veterans Group Sues to Block VA Shadow Rulers
A new lawsuit challenges the legality of a secret Mar-a-Lago troika after ProPublica

revealed its influence over the Department of Veterans Affairs. “This group has been

operating in the dark,” said Will Fischer, VoteVets’ director of government relations.

“Our goal in bringing this lawsuit is to bring these activities to light and

make sure our members, veterans and military families are able to see

what’s going on with our VA and the people directing the activities of our VA.”

Has Your Claim Been Denied?

Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?

You'll need to speak with an expert physician and then a veterans law attorney. Why not speak

with both at the same time? Dr. Anaise is a physician, surgeon and veterans law attorney.

Dr. Anaise has been providing military veterans with disability benefits help for many years.

Speak with him today...it won't cost anything but a little of your time.

Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump

​​The man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning

rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director

John Brennan. "I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so

I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency" 

Veterans Clinical Psychologist
Veterans Disability Doctor

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans 
and a member of the 
Stateside Legal Advisory Board.

"Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in

the eyes of our children, humiliated

us on the world stage and, worst

of all, divided us as a nation"

Veterans Disability Lawyer

TDIU???      Unemployability Questions???       IU????

Veterans Law Attorney

VA Announces Leadership Changes

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced several key leadership changes

today that will “take effect shortly.” Pamela Powers will become

VA Chief of Staff. Peter O’Rourke will become a Senior Advisor at VA. 

Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd will become Acting Assistant Secretary for Human Resources

and Administration. Chris Syrek will become VA Deputy Chief of Staff. 

855-

948-

2311

Robert Wilkie

<robert.wilkie@va.gov>

Ambushed at Home

​​

​Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards go ignored

The Browns’ story and others, told publicly for the first time here, reveal a toxic scourge inside

homes on military bases. Previously undisclosed military and state health records,

and testing by Reuters for lead in soldiers’ homes, show problems at some of America’s

largest military installations. Reuters obtained medical data from the Army showing that at

least 31 small children tested high for lead at a Fort Benning hospital

over a recent six-year period. All tested above the U.S. Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention’s threshold for elevated lead levels.​​

Where do I go to look for servicemembers who have had similar diseases?


When I am reevaluated for disability percentage of prostate cancer, what should I expect?


I am worried about my future exam because I'm not seeing the VA for my mental health issues, should I be concerned?

VA warns veterans

of qualifications for

emergency care

Veterans stuck with medical

bills because they don't

visit VA often enough

Fully Developed Claims

What Is a Fully Developed Claim?
The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional initiative that offers Veterans and survivors faster decisions from VA on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims.
Veterans and survivors simply submit all relevant records in their possession, and those records which are easily obtainable, such as private medical records, at the time they make their claim and certify that they have no further evidence to submit. VA can then review and process the claim more quickly.

VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Office of the Inspector General

Unwarranted Medical Reexaminations for Disability Benefits 

Why the OIG Did This Review The OIG conducted this review to

determine whether Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees

required disabled veterans to submit to unwarranted medical reexaminations.

New Jobs Posted August 17 2018

Are you looking for work?

How about becoming a Veterans Service Officer?

Starting this month we'll be posting some interesting job openings 

that may be a perfect fit for you. Check it out.

Trump promised to fix veterans’ problems

Now they call his hotline desperate for help.​​

Decision Ready Claims

The Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program is the fastest way to get your VA claim processed. You can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) or other accredited representative.

Overcoming A Shameful Past

VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles

Veterans Law Attorney

Have you received a RAMP letter from VA?

Talk with an expert before you decide.

RAMP Letter???

Talk with an expert before you decide.

Shulkin Solutions

With 30 years of industry experience,  we provide solutions to real issues in healthcare.  

Veterans Questions and Answers
Disability Physician Veterans Law Attorney

Permanent & Total   P & T

What does that mean for you?

per·ma·nence

The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

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What Additional Benefits
Are YOU Eligible For?

VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility​ 
There are additional benefits that you may be eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances. 
These are known as derivatives.

The Alphabet Soup of

Disability Income:

SSDI, LTD and WC
When you can't work, there are

three programs that can help:

Social Security Disability Insurance,

long-term disability and workers'

comp. You may even qualify for more than one, but that can also cause issues.

I am a Veteran
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Agent Orange Newsletter
Hepatitis C Treatment

Disability Benefits
Apply for disability compensation and other benefits for conditions related to your military service.

Health Care Benefits
Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

Education Benefits
Apply for and manage benefits that help you pay for college and training programs.

Housing Assistance
Find out if you qualify for a VA home loan. If you have a service-connected disability, find out if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.

Careers and Employment
Find out if you're eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services, get support for your Veteran-owned small business, and access other resources to help build your career skills and find a job.

Life Insurance
Explore VA life insurance options, manage your policy online, and file claims.

Pension Benefits
Apply for monthly pension benefits for wartime Veterans and survivors.

Burials and Memorials
Get help planning a burial or memorial service, and find out how to get survivor and dependent benefits.

Family and Caregiver Benefits
As the family member of a Servicemember or Veteran, find out if you qualify for benefits like health care, VA-backed home loans, life insurance, or money to help pay for college. If you’re caring for a Veteran with disabilities, find out if you can get added support.

The Shocking Health Effects Of 

Agent Orange
Now A Legacy Of Military Death

Jim Strickland Facebook Page

RANDOM Drug Screens 

at your VA Clinic...

Legal? Or maybe not?

Legal Aid for low income citizens

Life Insurance
VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers,

and their families with $1.3 trillion in

insurance coverage each year. VA also

offers a variety of life insurance options

Veterans Benefits on Reddit

Military Service Records,

Awards, and Unit Histories: 

A Guide to

Locating Sources

VA Benefits for Your Child
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans: 
(1) Education benefits 
(2) Health care CHAMPVA 
(3) Life insurance

(4) Memorial benefits 

Special Compensation

for Assistance with

Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL)

Special Compensation

for Assistance with Activities

of Daily Living (SCAADL) Calculator 

What Are
Activities Of Daily Living

Who are all these people and

what have they done for you today?

The New & Improved VBA

(Click for a full-sized PDF)

There are 3 Great Lies, it's been said...

1) Of course I'll respect you in the morning, darling.

2) The check is in the mail.

3) Hello, we're from the            ​​and we're here to help you.